Tuesday, August 31, 2010
After all, how many fairy tales include mice!
Whether a seamstress or a chef, living in the country or city, charismatic mice always seem to make a tale that much more enchanting.
I hope you have fun with this theme....don't forget the activity....Fall is approaching soon!
September ornament: mouse
September challenge: give your mouse an accessory or article of clothing.
September activity: Go firefly hunting! They come out at dusk and hover in wooded areas. If your own yard has no shrubbery go to a nearby walking trail.
After your hunt, come home and make s'mores to celebrate the end of the Summer...and beginning of Fall!!!
September's partners! I'll send out partner info by 9/5/10
Val & Jenny
Sandy & Natalie
Ramie & Kim
Melinda & Gin
Michele & Kerry
Nikki & Sherry
Courtney & Missy B.
Shawnee & Robin
.....there are the 3 cute octopus ornaments. I love all the beads and colors! The fabric reminds me of octopus tentacles. Then she also sent.......
I would have never thought of using this medium....I don't remember what it's called, but it's that clear resin type stuff that I've seen used in miniature's for ponds and rivers and stuff. She layered the sand, the seaweed, the octopus, her yarn balls and the pearl beads all in different layers so that it's dimensional. SO COOL!! I gotta get me some of this stuff and play around with it too.
Thanks Missy, for the wonderful goodies AND inspiring me to try something new!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Some tentacle beads and a cork and paper hat and he was done......
I also drew and sewed up a little felt guy just because.....and then I made a sea inspired cupcake to match.....
I made a sea inspired tag, I found the perfect box for the cupcake at a garage sale and added some candy, rick rack and buttons to the package....Hope you like it Niki and thanks for the challenge Miss Val.....
Saturday, August 28, 2010
My partner was very busy this past month crocheting this cute cute octopus, which my granddaughter Evelyn latched onto immediately when she saw it. She also made these other adorable and creative ornaments. Thanks Robin for all your hard work. We love Stuffie. I really think that the Jelly fish is so creative.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
In an effort to remember them, Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies. http://www.hmh.org/ed_butterfly1.shtml
The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2013, for all to remember. The Museum has already collected an estimated 400,000 butterflies.
I was thinking that maybe some of you would like to creat a beautiful butterfly and send it the museum. You can create as many handmade arts-and-crafts butterflies as possible. This project may be completed by all ages as individuals or groups.
- Butterflies should be no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches.
- Butterflies may be of any medium the artist chooses, but two-dimensional submissions are preferred.
- Glitter and all glitter-related products should not be used.
- Food products (cereal, macaroni, candy, marshmallows or other perishables) also should not be used.
- If possible, e-mail a photograph of your butterflies, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail or bring your butterflies to:
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Val also sent me some wonderful goodies. I opened the box and it smelled so good! There is a lavender sachet, Fairy Bath Salts, flower seeds, a bookmark, and some fabric cutouts. Oh there is a container with some little mints in it, but it somehow dissappeared? I wonder if my kids know where it went?? I think so!
I also made this gnome garland out of felt.
Thank you Val for the wonderful package!
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
octopus for my partner. The legs are on fine wire, so they can
be bent and shaped differently.
add in some Jelly Bellys too, before I taped up the box.
up this tag and attached some earrings to it.
It is kind of funky, there but it is actually fishing net. Hope she likes it.
Monday, August 16, 2010
So....is anyone else doing this month's activity????? Hmmmm???
Thursday, August 12, 2010
and decided I needed one too. I really could use another pincushion, so
decided that this snail would be a pincushion. This time instead of
using felt as the snail body, I found a heart shaped doily and just cut
it up the middle and overlapped the back. I like the way it turned
out, so thought I would post it here. I never would have thought of
making snails, but with the assignment, I got into a real snailly mood!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Box of goodies
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
First, the gnomes. An embroidered gnome riding a bird. How clever.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
I have a few goodies up for grabs - so if you haven't won a Prize yet then please make a comment & I'll draw the lucky winner towards the end of the month.
Firstly I have some 'Tilda' soft pears I made:
Secondly a handy tea wallet I made to pop into your handbag and kept full with your favourite teas:
Thirdly a coffee cup holder (I think that's what you call them) to wrap around your coffee so you don't burn your hands!
And lastly 3 pretty plant pot holders to wrap around your indoor (or outdoor) plants to add some colour & decoration: